Management & Leadership Training Courses

Basics Planning & Business Analysist


This highly Strategy & Business Analysis training seminar will help you to understand the business analysis work that is needed to collaborate with stakeholders in order to identify and address a requirement of strategic importance (the business need), then align the resulting strategy for the change with higher and lower-level strategies.

Targeted Groups:

  • Business Architects
  • Business Systems Analysts
  • Enterprise Analysts
  • Management Consultants
  • Process Analysts
  • Product Managers
  • Product Owners

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the link between business analysis and strategy
  • Understand how business analysis can help to implement business strategy
  • Align potential solutions with strategic goals
  • Examine the links with other perspectives including Agile and BPM
  • Identify and define the organization’s current and future states
  • Apply relevant strategic thinking tools and techniques 
  • Identify strategic risks
  • Analyse performance measures
  • Define solution design options
  • Understand how to analyse value

Course Content:

Unit 1:Introduction to Strategy and Business Analysis

  • What is the link between Strategy and Business Analysis?
  • Definitions, Concepts and Key Terms
  • What makes a strategy successful?
  • Performance Measures and Strategic Alignment
  • Governance and Information Management

Unit 2:How is Business Strategy Formulated?

  • Vision and Values, Mission and Goals
  • Analyse External Environment
  • Business Capability Analysis
  • Assess Strategic Fit and Formulate Strategy Options
  • Strategy Maps and The Balanced Scorecard
  • Using The Business Model Canvas

Unit 3:Strategy Analysis

  • Introduction to Strategy Analysis in A Business Analysis Context
  • Analyse Current State
  • Define Future State
  • Assess Risks
  • Define Change Strategy
  • Strategy Analysis Case Study

Unit 4:Solutions and Perspectives

  • How to Analyse, Value and Recommend Solutions
  • Analysing Performance Measures
  • Agile Perspective
  • Business Intelligence Perspective
  • Business Architecture
  • Business Process Management

Unit 5:Putting Analysis, Requirements and Design into Action

  • Developing Strategic Thinking Capability
  • Practising Interaction Skills
  • Additional Tools and Techniques
  • Case Study: Putting Business Analysis into Practice
  • Identifying Business Analysis Performance Improvements
  • Commitment to Action


Management & Leadership Training Courses
Basics Planning & Business Analysist (ML)


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